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Old 06-03-2002
Network Connection to host lost

I keep receiving this message when trying to connect using telnet to SunOS 5.8 running Solaris 8 from W2k.

I checked system and inetd.conf and they seem to be ok.

I can ping the host ok.

ftp also works fine.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
# 2  
Old 06-03-2002
First, log onto console on the system - telnet to it using it's IP address. If successful
then telnet to it using it 's full domainname ($ telnet
If successful
then try from a different server (first the IP, then the name)

If it fails on IP - check that the service is allowed/enabled - /etc/services /etc/inetd.conf, or possibly sunscreen firewall product (lite version) is running on Solaris 8.

If it fails on full name - check /etc/hosts (on both systems) or DNS. Also check /etc/nsswitch.conf
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Old 06-04-2002
whom are you trying to telnet as? if you try to telnet from W2K to a solaris box, it will ask you for a login and a password. You can't use "root" with telnet unless the CONSOLE variable in /etc/default/login is commented out. However, "root" can ftp with no problem.

If you are trying to telnet as a regular user, then that is a different problem all together. hope this helps.
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